1. 10

    All my life people have been waiting around to watch me die.

  2. 9

    There are a lot of myths about my injuries. They say I have broken every bone in my body. Not true. But I have broken 35 bones. I had surgery 14 times to pin and plate. I shattered my pelvis. I forget all of the things that have broke.

  3. 8

    She (my ex-wife) wanted me to stop being Evel Knievel. I am who I am. I'm not going to change. I'll settle down the day they put me in a six-foot pine box.

  4. 7

    You'd think a guy who has broken 35 bones in his body would have a high pain threshold, but mine is pretty low. I got hit in the shin with a golf ball once and it almost brought tears to my eyes. I've had broken bones that didn't hurt as bad.

  5. 6

    I've always lived by the creed that you're never a failure in life when you fall as long as you try and get up.

  6. 5

    I don't have any problems in life, just situations.

  7. 4

    You can't ask a guy like me why [I performed]. I really wanted to fly through the air. I was a daredevil, a performer. I loved the thrill, the money, the whole macho thing. All those things made me Evel Knievel. Sure, I was scared. You gotta be an ass not to be scared. But I beat the hell out of death.

  8. 3

    I'm not a jack of all trades; I'm a master of many. I don't feel there is anything I can't do if I want to.

  9. 2

    The finest compliment you can pay a man is that his word was as good as gold.

  10. 1

    Bones heal, pain is temporary, and chicks dig scars

  11. Last Update: 25 January 2022

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